10.120. Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire 2 (SF-MPQ-2)


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22 questions. Numerical rating scales, scored 0-10.

  • Total pain = average of all ratings.

  • Continuous pain = average of items 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10.

  • Intermittent pain = average of items 2, 3, 4, 11, 16, 18.

  • Neuropathic pain = average of items 7, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22.

  • Affective pain = average of items 12, 13, 14, 15.

10.120.1. Intellectual property rights

  • Copyright Ronald Melzack and IMMPACT – see Dworkin et al. (2009) as below. [IMMPACT = Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials.]

    • (For Khandaker MOJO study, 2019, fee paid for electronic use.)

  • Descriptions of items are reproduced from open access publications including Adelmanesh et al. (2011), Wang et al. (2017) as below.

10.120.2. History


  • Melzack R (1975). The McGill Pain Questionnaire: major properties and scoring methods. Pain 1: 277–99.



  • Dworkin RH, Turk DC, Revicki DA, Harding G, Coyne KS, Peirce-Sandner S, Bhagwat D, Everton D, Burke LB, Cowan P, Farrar JT, Hertz S, Max MB, Rappaport BA, Melzack R (2009). Development and initial validation of an expanded and revised version of the Short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ-2). Pain 144: 35-42. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19356853

10.120.3. Source

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